ESMA seeks industry consultation on market abuse regulation

In its quest to implement a standardized continental framework for the purpose of monitoring and regulating potential market abuse by electronic trading firms and market participants, the European Securities and Markets Authority has today issused a response form in order that companies which are due to fall under ESMA’s jurisdiction can put forward their recommendations as to how to set technical standards under ESMA’s Market Abuse Regulation (MAR).

The pan-European continental regulatory authority recently issued a consultation paper relating to MAR, and is now seeking responses from firms in order to assist in finalizing the technical aspects of MAR, covering matters which range from the reporting of suspicious order and transaction activity to ensuring a practical technical means for public disclosure of inside information and delays.

ESMA has provided a date of October 15, 2014 for all responses to be submitted, and the full response form can be downloaded by clicking here.

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